runt

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noun \ˈrənt\

Definition of runt

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  a hardened stalk or stem of a plant

  2. 2 :  an animal unusually small of its kind; especially :  the smallest of a litter of pigs

  3. 3 :  a person of small stature

runtiness

play \ˈrən-tē-nəs\ noun

runtish

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runty

play \-tē\ adjective

Examples of runt in a sentence

  1. the runt of the litter

  2. <one kitten was definitely the runt, weighing only six ounces at birth>

Origin and Etymology of runt

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1501

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


RUNT Defined for English Language Learners

runt

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noun \ˈrənt\

Definition of runt for English Language Learners

  • : the smallest animal in a group that is born to one mother at the same time

  • : a very small or weak person


RUNT Defined for Kids

runt

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noun \ˈrənt\

Definition of runt for Students

  1. :  an unusually small person or animal


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